Project Status

Project Type:  Borehole Well and Hand Pump

Program: Wells for India

Impact: 350 Served

Project Phase: 
Community Managed
Implementing Partner Monitoring Data Unavailable
Initial Installation: Feb 2011

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Community Profile

Community Profile
The village of Konali north is located 1 kilometer west from the Chennai National Highway 30 kilometers away from the Trichirapalli Junction. There are 80 houses with 350 people in the area. The villagers don’t have immediate access to medical, dental or vision care within their reach. They travel to the cities to to  shop, buy medicine and access health care. The only transport is government provided bus available once every two hours. The major income source is from daily wages from field work. Some of the men in the families take up driving professions.

At present, the only water source is government provided tap water, which is only usable for washing and bathing. The water storage tank is not clean and saline. The water runs to the community just half an hour in the morning only. How ever further down the water line the villagers live, they will receive less water. Actual availability time is much less. In addition to this, when the electricity is out, there is no water supply through the public tap. The villagers have to walk more than half kilometer to bring drinking water from where there is water available. A deep bore well with hand pump could serve this community with safe and protected drinking water all through the day.

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Project Type

Borehole and Hand Pump

Girls and women walk long distances for water when safe water is very often right under their feet! Underground rivers, called aquifers, often contain a constant supply of safe water – but you have to get to it. No matter what machine or piece of equipment is used, all drilling is aiming for a borehole that reaches into an aquifer. If the aquifer has water - and after the well is developed - we are able to pull water to the surface utilizing a hand-pump. If all goes as planned, the community is left with a safe, closed water source providing around 5 gallons of water a minute through a hand-pump.


1 individual donors